MC encouraged crowd to push past security barrier
Travi$ Scott’s Lollapalooza set was shut down and the rapper was arrested after reportedly encouraging fans to jump a security barrier and rush the stage yesterday (August 1).
According to ABC7 Chicago reports, festival organisers deemed the situation to be unsafe just five minutes into Scott’s set. He left the stage but was soon arrested by police and has been charged with disorderly conduct.
“The performer played one song and then began telling fans to come over the barricades,” the Office of Emergency Management said in a statement. “Due to the security’s quick response, the situation was remedied immediately and no fans were injured. The performer fled the scene and was taken into custody a short while later.”
Click below to see footage of Scott’s performance.
Scott has today (August 2) posted a photograph of the performance on Instagram with the caption, “Love to u fans. Thank u lollapalooza Learned a lot from this.”
Lollapalooza has been taking place all weekend in Chicago. Scott’s debut album, ‘Rodeo’, is due out early September.